I am just sitting at Starbucks coffe at Vienna airport, waiting for my flight back home to Johannesburg. Luckily here is wireless internet connection, so i am able to write short report about my race in Klagenfurt.
I had really good preparation in Leysin and i was looking forward to race again. Swim went according to plan, i swam with top guys. Unusually it was quite big pack – about 10 people and we were fighting almost whole way. After second buoy someone half opened my zip at my wetsuit but luckily it didnt give me any problem and i was able to stay in front. I left water as first girl and 4th overall. Yeah all the swimming with pull gears is working
Once on bike i tried to maintain my lead but didnt feel my usual power. I came out of the bike together with Bella and Sonja Taisich and knew that i would have to have exceptional run to keep up with them. It was very hot on run and there were lot of spectators cheering around. I was trying to find my rhythm but struggled a bit. But positive thing is that even if i didnt have my best day, i finished 3rd in my PB 9:07.
It was very special to see all of us from Team TBB on podium, James has great day (but we all knew how good he can be ). And family Bayliss was great as usual. Bella completely deserve to win and she did in 2nd fastest time ever at IM races.